Learn what’s coming in OpenStack “Mitaka”

As the fastest growing open source project in history, OpenStack releases fairly rapidly, with new releases twice per year. Each time, around April and October of every year, a whole plethora of new features and functions move from incubated development status to fully-baked features and accepted into the “core” OpenStack release. Rapidly approaching is the new “Mitaka” release, the 13th release of OpenStack, filled with some great new features.

To best share all the updates, we’ve put together a webinar to explain everything in much greater detail. These webinar’s provide you the opportunity to hear from our senior product managers, as well as ask questions about anything that might peak your own interest. To give you an idea of what exactly will be covered, here are some key highlights we’ll be talking about:

Compute

  • Support for Real-time KVM compute nodes and custom CPU thread policies for use by latency-sensitive NFV guest applications.
  • Improvements to the reliability of live migration to assist with application management and resiliency.
  • Progress update on Cells V2 implementation for improved scalability.

Storage

  • Support for rolling upgrades in Cinder, through backwards compatible RPC and versioned object pinning.
  • New Attached Volumes Extend API was introduced in Cinder, as well as new download/upload support for Cinder volumes in Glace repository.
  • New Disaster Recovery Share-Replication API support in Manila and improved Cinder Replication v2.1 API.

Networking

  • Continuing the work on distributed virtual routers (DVR)
  • Tenant resources cleanup
  • Improved Security Groups performance

In addition we’ll be sure to cover the state of key emerging projects including Barbican, Freezer, Manila, and Magnum, and provide some initial thoughts on what we might expect to see as we look forward to the “Newton” release cycle.

Don’t miss this “What’s New” update about the Mitaka release from two of our senior product managers, Steve Gordon and Sean Cohen. To learn more and register for this webinar, please be sure to  register here.

 

Red Hat confirms over 35 sessions at OpenStack Summit, Austin – Have a look!

As this Spring’s 2016 OpenStack Summit in Austin, TX nears, the Foundation has posted the final session agenda, outlining the week’s schedule of events. I am pleased to see that based on your voting, Red Hat continues to remain in sync with the current topics, projects, and technologies the OpenStack community and customers are most interested in. With the expectation of the largest attendee crowd yet, and some exciting advancements around containers, storage, networking, compute, and more, we look forward to sharing the 35+ generally accepted sessions, workshops, and BoFs that will be included in the weeks agenda.

Red Hat is a Headline sponsor in Austin this Spring and along with the general sessions, workshops, and breakout track, Chris Wright, VP of Software Engineering, will be giving a keynote presentation and update on our OpenStack technologies on Monday April 25th during the main keynote session segment, between 9:00-10:45am. If you’re planning to attend Jonathan’s main keynote on Monday, you’ll be able to catch Chris’s keynote as well. To learn more about Red Hat’s accepted sessions, have a look at the details below. Be sure to visit us at the below sessions, at our booth in the Marketplace, which starts on Monday evening during the booth crawl, 6-7:30pm, or come by and see us for some beer and sausage on Tuesday evening for the evening party event on Rainey St. Either way, we look forward to seeing you in Austin, Texas this April!

For more details on each session, click on the title below:

Continue reading “Red Hat confirms over 35 sessions at OpenStack Summit, Austin – Have a look!”